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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
from capitol hill where a majority of the u.s. senate has voted to confirm chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the standoff over one of president obama's most contention nominations came to an end when senators put the nomination up for a full vote. republicans held up the vote in part because of their demands for more answers related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he will replace leon panetta. >> you heard about the debate over cell phones and whether they could cause cancer. you probably haven't heard about the steps a growing number of people that are worried about it are taking right now. kristin fisher is going to take us to a remote town in west virginia to meet some of those wireless refugees. >> eventually, seeing people using cellular phones may seem as common place as someone checking time on a watch. >> when cell phones first hit the u.s. market in the mid 80s, there were a few thousand subscribers. today, there are more cell phones than there are people. 322million. on top of that, 20 million americans now use wireless enabled laptops, tablet
CBS
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
from mental illness at least a year. >>> the merger of u.s. airways and united airlines will create the largest airway in the world. some analysts say you could be paying more. frequent flyer dean kempsly isn't sure what to expect when u.s. airways merges with american airlines. it will be the largest carrier in the world with more than 300 destinations in 56 countries. frequent flyers from both airlines should keep their miles, but some analysts think this may not be a sweetheart deal for passengers in the long run. >> consumers end up paying more for tickets in general. they have less convenience because typically during americaners there's cutbacks in flights. >> reporter: the new company will take the american name and a brand-new logo. the ceos of both airlines will stay on board. u.s. airways chief doug parker will take the top spot. >> we'll work together to make sure we have a good transition. >> reporter: the merger will bring major logistical challenges. recent union of united and continental led to a spike in consumer complaints. this is the fourth major airline merger si
CBS
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
sentence but she cannot make it longer. >>> u.s. officials are calling a suicide bomb attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey an act of terror. turkish officials believe the suspect belongs to a domestic militant group. >> reporter: the explosion blew off a door of the u.s. embassy in angora and threw debris into the streets of the turkish capital. a suicide bomber stopped at a security checkpoint killed himself and a turkish guard working for the embassy. >> the suicide bombing on the perimeter of the embassy is by definition a terrorist attack. >> reporter: police sealed off the area and are examining security camera footage. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but this is a photo of the suspect. turkey's interior minister said the bomber was linked to a domestic militant group. the state department is warning americans traveling and living in turkey to stay away from the embassy and other diplomatic offices until further notice. on her last day as secretary of state, hillary clinton said she spoke with the u.s. team in turkey. >> i told them how much we valued their co
CBS
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
road trip to a virginia shipyard tuesday. daniel nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> the u.s. travel association has launched a texting campaign urging congress to fix the sequester and warning that starting next week, travelers could be looking at big delays. some republicans say that is an exaggeration. bruce leshan continues our team coverage from reagan national. >> nearly 2/3 of us already think flying is too much of a hassle. the u.s. travel association says the sequester is likely to smack us with even more headaches. >> completely unacceptable. we have to get it together. >> they are saying we can't prosecute them for a job not well done. >> travel experts say if the sequester cuts go through, you could just see a sea of red on these airport messaging boards. delay, delay, delay. it could you an hour to get through the tsa check points, 2 to 3 hours if you have to get through customs. >> is there any hope you'll solve this by friday? >> there's hope, there's optimism. people that say we can't do it. >> the transportation secretary says r 689 says $689 million in faa cuts will
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
commute in the u.s. this is, of course, around the d.c. area. and researchers at texas and a&m university found people waste more time and money than anywhere else in the country. l.a. came in second followed by san fran, oakland, new york city, and boston. as a whole, the study found americans spent $5.5 billion additional dollars and wasted an average of $818 per person just sitting in traffic last year. >>> u.s. skier is being treated for a knee injury. she got in a severe crash today. it happened during the first day of the super g championship races in austria. the olympic gold medalist lost her balance after a jump, slid off the course, and crashed into a gate. she was air lifted to the hospital where she has been treated for torn knee ligaments. she will miss the rest of the season and the injury could affect her ability to compete in next year's winter olympics. that was bad. >> that's a bad fall. >> when i watch that -- >> you could hear that. >> when you watch those men and women, i don't know how they do it, but there you go. >> let's hope it turns out better than it
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
themselves. >>> the financial struggling u.s. postal service. more on the end of a 150 year tradition. >> no more mail on saturday. to save money, the u.s. postal service is ending saturday first class mail delivery beginning in august. many customers saw this day coming. >> i think it's probably long overdue. they have been having so many issues. >> i have been doing everything online for a really long time. so i don't think it's going to impact my world. >> over the past six years, the postal service lost $41 billion despite laying off 35% of its work force. >> it would be irresponsible for the postal service not to pursue this force. they are in a situation where we are obligated to make some tough choices and decisions. >> local post offices with saturday hours will still be open. mail carriers will continue to deliver express and priority mail as well as packages on saturday. >> there's a strong and growing demand for our package service. we need to meet that demand over the coming decades. >> congress usually approves any big changes at the post office, but the independent agenc
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
state of the union coverage live from the u.s. capital. derek. >> lesli and anita, this will be the president's fourth message. what is new tonight, this is a president fresh off reelection at the peek of his political power. why there will be plenty of political theater tonight. the president's real agenda is moving his agenda. he wants to get things done. the economy and jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure. he'll focus on education reform and energy. the most controversial topic is likely to be gun control, where there will be plenty of guests from both sides of the issue in the house galleries and pointed out by the president as the speech goes on. that would be the political theater, i mentioned a few sentences ago. let's go to tara for the rest of our preview. >> president obama wasn't offering a preview of a state of the union address to reporters this afternoon. >> white house aides say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center when the president speaks to congress and the country. >> as he outlays his plan tonight, everyone will see if we work together
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> we've got an update on that breaking news from that nearly week long hostage drama in alabama with the little boy. cbs news reports the standoff ended a short time ago and we're told 5-year-old ethan is alive, although we don't know anything about his condition. cbs also reports the alleged kidnapper jimmy lee dykes is dead. dykes snatched the little boy last tuesday after he stormed a school bus and killed the driver. he had been holding ethan in an underground bunker on his alabama property ever since. we're standing by for a news conference. we'll bring it to you when it happens. >>> a decorated former marine charged with shooting and killing a former navy seal sniper is now on suicide watch. >> eddie ray routh is in a texas jail held on $3 million bond and now police are trying to determine if he's suffering
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
. the u.s. coastguard and national transportation safety board are investigating the cause of the engine fire aboard the ship and the extent of damage. triumph maybe moved to the bahamas for clean-up and repairs because it's registered there. >> it's almost like coming back to the scene of the crime. >> reporter: after rest and a hot shower passenger dorene ruthhart return to the terminal before heading home to texas. she said enduring the situation -- [ audio difficulties ] after the ships docked last night passengers were bussed to louisiana and texas. some took charter flights back home. >> they had to walk around with rubber gloves, masks and pick up all these potty bags. >> they always had a smile on their face. they helped you no matter what. >> reporter: one thing passengers disa agree on is whether to -- disagree on is whether to take up carnival's offer for a discount cruise in the future. >> surely lightning can't strike in the same place twice. >> they can actually keep it whatever they're offering us. >> reporter: because of the damage carnival canceled the next 12 voy
CBS
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
honor. he and 50 u.s. troops came under fire by hundreds of taliban fighters near pakistan's border in 2009. he now lives in north dakota with his wife and three kids. he will also be michelle obama's guest at the state of the union address. >>> a warning about a heart defect. >> might have one and you don't even know it. pepco's wireless smart meters. some customers say those meters are >>> irregular heartbeat, that's what several customers say they have been experiencing. after this new wireless meter was installed at their house. >> they are called smart meters and the majority of customers now have them. kristin fisher has been digging into this issue all day and kristen, how could these meters be bad for our health? >> well, the way these smart meters work is that they communicate with pepco wirelessly, which means they emit radio frequency radiation. the same thing as your cell phone. some customers believe that the radiation is causing some serious health problems. she has been sensitive to radiation than most. she doesn't own a microwave. two weeks ago, pepco installed a smart
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
number three in the region, and then top ten in the u.s. i don't really care about those medals. i just want to him to win the medal in my heart. >> more than a dozen of his fellow fighters are on their way to los angeles to compete in the brazilian championship. students 6 to 13 years old will grapple, strike, and flip their way through a tournament that their instructor teaches them more than just winning. >> good luck to those kids. they'll be in los angeles tomorrow. one final note, the academy hopes to expand its reach to offer free classes to foster children and to veterans. how about that? >> thanks, dave. there's still much more to come on 9news. >> senator warner blast defense contractors for their absence. i'm peggy fox. the latest on se se >>> tomorrow is the 9th of the month. you don't have to wait until then to call your buddy. annual mammogram and a visit to the doctor or nurse practitioner can make a difference when it comes to your breast health. you can also help fight cancer with a special bike ride this weekend. >> from vet mirror all the way to this mirror, full
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
and training and from different police departments, u.s. park police and military special forces. >> we've had attacks at ft. dix, at ft. hood. >> reporter: at big bear lake a sheriff's deputy was killed. the ex-l.a. cop had extensive tactical drawning. officers don't always know what they're up against. in some cases shatters have had on body armor. about -- shooters have had on body army. >> our department has given us the equipment necessary with the patrol rifle program, things like that. some agencies have ballistic shields. >> reporter: plan, preparing and having the right mindset is hopefully putting them one step ahead. >> every two steps you should be looking back. >> when they come in, we want them to identify the threat, no hesitation, no panic or fear that, they've trained, they're confident. >> reporter: in temple hills, maryland, surae chinn, wusa9. >> officers in training today will return to their jurisdictions and train their departments. this is the fourth active shooter training school the county has hosted. >>> new information on the shooter in the university
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> so much of the northeast u.s. is under a blizzard warning tonight. >> we're glad that it is not us. parts of new york and new england to get more than two feet of snow as it all starts coming tomorrow. you combine it with the high winds and travel could be next to impossible. in fact, some of the lines are canceling the flights for friday. now, ironically 35 years ago today new england was digging out from the blizzard of 78. one of the biggest storms of the 20th century. >> here in the d.c. area we need to deal with rain and showers and lots of it. topper shutt here to talk about what we can expect and how different it is up north. >> yes, way different. we got to witness that in 1978 as they will go to our website. click on my blog and you'll see a lot of good stuff there. there are some similarities if you will. there are winter weathers advising you northeast of town. frederick county and loudon county north and west. and sleet and rain, just enough cold air that came in overnight today. as we need to get the light precipitation to roll in before dawn and it is probably going t
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